Directors who have shaped film as ''auteurs''. For TV, the ''auteurs'' are usually the {{Producers}}.

This is not IMDB. Still, there are a number of film directors whose creativity, impact, and style are [[Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability worthy of comment]].

Also includes TV directors.

''Please don't just add a name, unless you are about to do the article.''
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!! Directors:
[[index]]
* Creator/JJAbrams
* Creator/BenAffleck
* Creator/AlexandreAja
* Creator/WoodyAllen
* Creator/PedroAlmodovar
* Creator/RobertAltman
* Creator/PaulThomasAnderson
* Creator/PaulWSAnderson
* Creator/WesAnderson
* Creator/KennethAnger
* Creator/NoahAntwiler
* Creator/JuddApatow
* Creator/DarioArgento
* Creator/AlanArkin
* Creator/DarrenAronofsky
* Creator/JohnAugust
* Creator/TexAvery
* Creator/DanAykroyd
* Creator/ArtBabbitt
* Creator/RalphBakshi
* Creator/ElizabethBanks
* Creator/PaulBartel
* Creator/AndrzejBartkowiak
* Creator/DrewBarrymore
* Creator/NoahBaumbach
* Creator/MichaelBay
* Creator/WarrenBeatty
* Creator/IngmarBergman
* Creator/BernardoBertolucci
* Creator/BusbyBerkeley
* Creator/LucBesson
* Creator/AngelaBettis
* Creator/KathrynBigelow
* Creator/BradBird
* Creator/ShaneBlack
* Creator/DonBluth
* Creator/SergeiBondarchuk
* Creator/DannyBoyle
* Creator/CatherineBreillat
* Creator/AlbertBrooks
* Creator/JamesLBrooks
* Creator/MelBrooks
* Creator/LuisBunuel
* Creator/NeilBurger
* Creator/KenBurns
* Creator/TimBurton
* Creator/SteveBuscemi
* Creator/JamesCameron
* Creator/MartinCampbell
* Creator/JohnCarpenter
* Creator/FrankCapra
* Creator/JohnCassavetes
* Creator/CharlieChaplin
* Creator/JoanChen
* Creator/ShinichiChiba
* Creator/StephenChow
* Creator/BobClampett
* Creator/BobClark
* Creator/GeorgeClooney
* Creator/TheCoenBrothers
* Creator/LarryCohen
* Creator/ChrisColumbus
* Creator/BillCondon
* Creator/FrancisFordCoppola
* Creator/SofiaCoppola
* Creator/RogerCorman
* Creator/WesCraven
* Creator/DavidCronenberg
* Creator/CameronCrowe
* Creator/AlfonsoCuaron
* Creator/MichaelCurtiz
* Creator/CharlesDance
* Creator/GeorgiDanelia
* Creator/TomDanger
* Creator/JoeDante
* Creator/GuillermoDelToro
* Creator/CecilBDeMille
* Creator/BrianDePalma
* Creator/GerardDepardieu
* Creator/DannyDeVito
* Creator/OsamuDezaki
* Creator/RichardDonner
* Creator/DennisDugan
* Creator/ClintEastwood
* Creator/BlakeEdwards
* Creator/GarethEdwards
* Creator/SergeiEisenstein
* Creator/AtomEgoyan
* Creator/RolandEmmerich
* Creator/ChrisEyre
* Creator/RainerWernerFassbinder
* Creator/AsgharFarhadi
* Creator/VeraFarmiga
* Creator/JonFavreau
* Creator/FedericoFellini
* Creator/RalphFiennes
* Creator/DavidFincher
* Creator/JohnFord
* Creator/MarcForster
* Creator/JonathanFrakes
* Creator/ColemanFrancis
* Creator/JamesFranco
* Creator/JohnFrankenheimer
* Creator/StephenFrears
* Creator/LucioFulci
* Creator/BryanFuller
* Creator/SamuelFuller
* Creator/DennisGansel
* Creator/TerryGilliam
* Creator/JeanLucGodard
* Creator/BobcatGoldthwait
* Creator/MichelGondry
* Creator/BertIGordon
* Creator/JosephGordonLevitt
* Creator/ClarkGregg
* Creator/PaulGreengrass
* [[Creator/DWGriffith D. W. Griffith]]
* Creator/TomHanks
* Creator/EdHarris
* Creator/GraemeHarper
* Creator/EthanHawke
* Creator/HowardHawks
* Creator/ToddHaynes
* Creator/JimHenson
* Creator/WernerHerzog
* Creator/AlfredHitchcock
* Creator/IshiroHonda
* Creator/TobeHooper
* Creator/BryceDallasHoward
* Creator/RonHoward
* Creator/HouHsiaoHsien
* Creator/HughesBrothers
* Creator/JohnHughes
* Creator/JohnHuston
* Creator/PeterHyams
* Creator/ShunjiIwai
* Creator/PeterJackson
* Creator/JimJarmusch
* Creator/JeanPierreJeunet
* Creator/AlejandroJodorowsky
* Creator/ScarlettJohansson
* Creator/RianJohnson
* Creator/JoeJohnston
* Creator/ChuckJones
* Creator/DuncanJones
* Creator/SpikeJonze
* Creator/MikeJudge
* Creator/JanuszKaminski
* Creator/ShusukeKaneko
* Creator/LawrenceKasdan
* Creator/CharlieKaufman
* Creator/LloydKaufman
* Creator/EliaKazan
* Creator/BusterKeaton
* Creator/TakeshiKitano
* Creator/SatoshiKon
* Creator/AndreiKonchalovsky
* Creator/HarmonyKorine
* Creator/StanleyKramer
* Creator/JohnKricfalusi
* Creator/EricKripke
* Creator/StanleyKubrick
* Creator/AkiraKurosawa
* Creator/JohnLandis
* Creator/MaxLandis
* Creator/FritzLang
* Creator/JudeLaw
* Creator/SergioLeone
* Creator/AngLee
* Creator/SpikeLee
* Creator/ShawnLevy
* Creator/JerryLewis
* Creator/JustinLin
* Creator/RichardLinklater
* Creator/ErnstLubitsch
* Creator/GeorgeLucas
* Creator/BazLuhrmann
* Creator/SidneyLumet
* Creator/PavelLungin
* Creator/DavidLynch
* Creator/TerrenceMalick
* Creator/DavidMamet
* Creator/JamesMangold
* Creator/JosephLMankiewicz
* Creator/MichaelMann
* Creator/GarryMarshall
* Creator/ElaineMay
* Creator/MartinMcDonagh
* Creator/BruceMcDonald
* Creator/DaveMcKean
* Creator/RobertMcKimson
* Creator/GeorgesMelies
* Creator/SamMendes
* Creator/VladimirMenshov
* Creator/NicholasMeyer
* Creator/TakashiMiike
* Creator/NikitaMikhalkov
* Creator/VincenteMinnelli
* Creator/HayaoMiyazaki
* Creator/KenjiMizoguchi
* Creator/MichaelMoore
* Creator/DavidMorrissey
* Creator/PeterMullan
* Creator/FriedrichWilhelmMurnau
* Creator/MikeNewell
* Creator/JeffNichols
* Creator/MikeNichols
* Creator/ChristopherNolan
* [[Creator/LupitaNyongO Lupita Nyong'o]]
* Creator/MasamiObari
* Creator/LaurenceOlivier
* Creator/MamoruOshii
* Creator/FrankOz
* Creator/YasujiroOzu
* Creator/ParkChanWook %%Park is his surname
* Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone
* Creator/PierPaoloPasolini
* Creator/AlexanderPayne
* Creator/SamPeckinpah
* Creator/SeanPenn
* Creator/TylerPerry
* Creator/WolfgangPetersen
* Creator/OttoPreminger
* Creator/PixarRegulars
* Creator/BillPlympton
* Creator/RomanPolanski
* Creator/SarahPolley
* Creator/NataliePortman
* Creator/MichaelPowell
* Creator/JoshRadnor
* Creator/SamRaimi
* Creator/HaroldRamis
* Creator/NicholasRay
* Creator/RobertRedford
* Creator/NicolasWindingRefn
* Creator/JeanRenoir
* Creator/RobReiner
* Creator/ShondaRhimes
* Creator/GuyRitchie
* Creator/RobertRodriguez
* Creator/JamesRolfe
* Creator/BradJones
* Creator/RobertoRossellini
* Creator/EliRoth
* Creator/MarkRuffalo
* Creator/DavidORussell
* Creator/KenRussell
* Creator/JohnSayles
* Creator/LoneScherfig
* Creator/PaulSchrader
* Creator/JoelSchumacher
* Creator/RobertSchwentke
* Creator/MartinScorsese
* Creator/RidleyScott
* Creator/TonyScott
* Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg
* Creator/MNightShyamalan
* Creator/TakashiShimizu
* Creator/BryanSinger
* Creator/DouglasSirk
* Creator/KevinSmith
* Creator/ZackSnyder
* Creator/StevenSoderbergh
* Creator/ToddSolondz
* Creator/StephenSommers
* Creator/BarrySonnenfeld
* Creator/StevenSpielberg
* Creator/SylvesterStallone
* Creator/JosefVonSternberg
* Creator/BenStiller
* Creator/WhitStillman
* Creator/ErichVonStroheim
* Creator/OliverStone
* Music/BarbraStreisand
* Creator/PrestonSturges
* Creator/SeijunSuzuki
* Creator/JanSvankmajer
* Creator/QuentinTarantino
* Creator/AndreiTarkovsky
* Creator/FrankTashlin
* Creator/JacquesTati
* Creator/BettyThomas
* Creator/BillyBobThornton
* Creator/LarsVonTrier
* Creator/FrancoisTruffaut
* Creator/StanleyTucci
* Creator/BillTytla
* Creator/JeanMarcVallee
* Creator/GoreVerbinski
* Creator/PaulVerhoeven
* Creator/KingVidor
* Creator/LuchinoVisconti
* Creator/JohnWaters
* Creator/OrsonWelles
* Creator/JossWhedon
* Creator/BillyWilder
* Creator/MichaelWinner
* Creator/MichaelWinterbottom
* Creator/RobertWise
* Creator/FreddieWong
* Creator/WongKarWai
* Creator/JamesWan
* Creator/JohnWoo
* Creator/EdWood
* Music/SamTaylorWood
* Creator/EdgarWright
* Creator/JoeWright
* Creator/WilliamWyler
* Creator/DavidYates
* Creator/YojiYamada
* Creator/ZhangYimou
* Creator/MasaakiYuasa
* Creator/YuenWooPing
* Creator/RobertZemeckis
* Music/RobZombie
* Creator/HaraldZwart
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